WBTT Extends Online Family-Friendly Show Rockin Down Fairytale Lane

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY JUN 5, 2020

While the stage in Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s brand-new theater building remains dark due to COVID-19, the show will go on(line) – again – in late May. In an effort to lift spirits as well as generate critically-needed revenue, WBTT is proud to continue to offer entertainment options virtually, with the family-friendly musical, “Rockin’ Down Fairytale Lane.” The show will be available online from May 26 through June 21.

 The cast includes a number of WBTT favorites, including Ariel Blue, Ashley D. Brooks, Earley Dean, Cherise James, Henry Washington and young phenom Samuel “Sammy” Waite. Talented dancers Derric Gobourne, Jr., Joshua Thompson and Topaz von Wood are featured as well. Musical director/co-arranger and bass player is James “Jay” Dodge II; other musicians include Todd Bellamy on piano, Tanmart Selby on auxiliary Keys, and Trevoris Scott on drums.

The purchase of access to the streaming video of “Rockin’ Down Fairytale Lane” will help WBTT in this difficult time when its theater is closed and it faces up to $50,000 per week in lost ticket revenues. Access to the show online costs $15 per household (including $2 processing fee).

"We are fortunate that, during these trying times, our virtual platform enables us to spread happiness, share our work and generate much-needed funds to support our organization," said WBTT's Executive Director Julie Leach. 

“At a time when many people are still staying at home and we truly have no idea when we’ll be able to perform for live audiences again, we are happy to have this opportunity to entertain and share some much-needed smiles and toe-tapping songs with the community," adds Founder Nate Jacobs.

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